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Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Horticulture Center is a garden wedding venue that boasts a modern exhibition hall and greenhouse. This unique venue is located in Fairmount Park with both indoor and outdoor spaces to host your wedding ceremony, reception, and rehearsal dinner. Built in 1979, the Center sits on the former Horticultural Hall, an 1876 Centennial Exposition Building. A portion of the event fees from renting the Horticulture Center benefits Fairmount Park Conservancy.

The center can accomodate up to 250 people for a wedding ceremony and reception, and 300+ for a seated dinner or cocktail reception in this historic and elegant arboretum.

Services Offered
The Horticulture Center uses Constellation Culinary Group as the venue’s exclusive caterer. They are dedicated to using locally-sourced products and paying attention to the details while providing flawless service to you and your guests. As well as catering, bar services are provided through an open bar with a variety of wine, beer, liquor, and specialty drinks served.The Center provides the following items for your convenience:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Linens
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Rentals
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
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Reviews of The Horticulture Center

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
47 Reviews
98% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.9/5 47 reviews
Google
4.6/5 445 reviews
Elisa
Elisa M. Sent on 05/26/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Get married here!!

Stunning venue - the display garden is truly a one in a million place to get married. We initially planned to have our cocktail hour outdoors as we wanted to highlight the reflecting pool but unfortunately the weather didn’t permit - we had cocktail hour inside and it was still incredible. The whole team there was impressive and the food was truly delicious. My standards for wedding food are pretty low but it was excellent, and many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had (and they’d eat it again if they could). The whole team was lovely to work with. So, so glad we got married here!!
J
Julie C. Sent on 12/21/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The coolest wedding venue

This venue is an absolute dream. The event flows so nicely through the space and every single guest shared that it was one of the most unique and coolest venues they had ever been to. The staff was SO accommodating and helpful. Can not recommend this ENOUGH
Liana
Liana B. Sent on 12/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding

Our wedding was at the Fairmount Horticultural Center in October. The day was absolutely magical! Every single detail came together in a way that absolutely exceeded every expectation that I ever had for my wedding! It was just perfect in every way. My family and friends couldn’t get over the space and how different it was from your typical wedding. I need to say that Gail helped us navigate moving our wedding due to Covid and answered every frantic email I had to finalizing the details. For the day of Adam Fisher was the MVP he was incredibly helpful and since I didn’t have a coordination stepped up on a huge way for us. I will forever be great full for the hard work and attention to detail for the whole team there! They made my day perfect and I didn’t worry about a single thing! Thank you from my husband myself and my whole family for an experience of a lifetime!
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The Horticulture Center frequently asked questions

The Horticulture Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
The Horticulture Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The space offered by The Horticulture Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Park
The Horticulture Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Horticulture Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Horticulture Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Pet Friendly
The Horticulture Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
The Horticulture Center is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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